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The refugee crisis and social media

19 June 2019 by Kara Jobmann

  As political unrest rises, the number of displaced peoples and refugees are reaching record highs. The UN Refugee Agency estimates there are 68.5 million people who have been forcibly displaced from home countries. Of that number, 40 million people are internally displaced, 25.4 million are refugees and 3.1 million…

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New kinds of crises

24 April 2019 by Kara Jobmann

The earth is warming at an increasingly rapid rate. While world powers and government entities work to combat climate change, the global population has experienced increased severity of hurricanes and frequency of natural disasters. These disasters leave communities devastated and reeling – unable to rebuild and then properly prepare for…

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Mobilizing for crisis: the benefits of longer exercises

2 April 2019 by Steph Gray

Our typical exercises tend to run for 3 or 4 hours, often in a pair of adjoining boardrooms with good wifi, clear diaries and coffee on tap. The participants get to feel the shock and stress of dealing with something unexpected and fast-paced, and understand how well they work together…

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Trust your employees during a crisis (part 2)

18 March 2019 by Kara Jobmann

The Takata airbag recall is one of the largest and most widespread manufacturers recalls to date. Almost 40 million cars were affected by faulty airbag inflators, with almost 50 million inflators having to be replaced. 21 major car companies were affected by this recall and had to issue massive recalls.…

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Trust your employees during a crisis

12 March 2019 by Kara Jobmann

A crisis can begin with one disregarded email from a low-level manufacturing employee and it can be significantly exasperated by a company’s lack of existing infrastructure for internal communications; especially if there’s a disconnect between management and lower-level employees. Poor internal communications can cause a larger degradation of communications which,…

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The women that created the internet as we know it

8 March 2019 by Kara Jobmann

  Women have shaped every aspect of the world we live in, a lot of which were not highlighted in our history books. Here are some women that played integral roles in the development and creation of the digital landscape we now operate within. Many of these women were the…

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Cyber incident trends: what can you do to prepare?

20 February 2019 by Steph Gray

As you can imagine, the last couple of years have seen us get a lot more enquiries from clients looking to stress-test their crisis preparedness. Cyber incidents are especially tricky to handle, for a number of reasons: The information vacuum is more acute and extended It can take a while…

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